Director General Speeches
The South African Government would like to express its gratitude for hosting the African World Heritage Regional Youth Forum from the 28th April to the 4th May 2016. The forum has been eagerly anticipated by the Department of Arts and Culture with the pressing and growing concern to further the reach of World Heritage.
This side event provided an opportunity to exchange views on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in the Africa region.
Your Excellencies, Honourable Ministers, guests and distinguished experts, ladies and gentlemen, our sincere gratitude to you and your government for coming to this round table discussion on “linking heritage places and sustainable tourism in Africa”.
I would like to welcome all of you to this Visual Arts Indaba: Towards a Visual Arts Policy Framework, indeed as a young nation we are justified to celebrate that we have a vibrant, dynamic and ever changing society. The values that define our society are enshrined in our democratic Constitution.
We must celebrate that we have well-established institutions and individuals that support democracy and protect the rights of our citizens.